Bankruptcy and Family Law Legislation Amendment Bill 2005

Originating house
Parliament no
Amends the:
Bankruptcy Act 1966
Family Law Act 1975
  to clarify the interaction between family law and bankruptcy, particularly in relation to the rights of the non-bankrupt spouse and the interests of creditors; and
Bankruptcy Act 1966
  to: establish a supervised account regime for the collection by a bankruptcy trustee of a bankrupt’s assessed income contributions; and prevent the use of financial and maintenance agreements to defeat the claims of creditors. 

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17 Nov 2004Introduced and read a first time
17 Nov 2004Second reading moved
29 Nov 2004Second reading debate
09 Feb 2005Second reading agreed to
09 Feb 2005Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 2 Government and 1 Opposition agreed to
09 Feb 2005Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
10 Feb 2005Introduced and read a first time
17 Feb 2005Second reading moved
17 Feb 2005Second reading agreed to
17 Feb 2005Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
17 Feb 2005Third reading agreed to
09 Mar 2005Consideration of House of Reps message

Details: Senate agreed to House amendment

18 Mar 2005Assent

Act no.: 20

Year: 2005

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
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